Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a Course Director?

The Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) course director (CD) is a credentialed or licensed hearing loss-prevention specialist responsible for coordinating and conducting CAOHC-approved classes leading to certification as an “Occupational Hearing Conservationist (COHC).”

CDs are credentialed or licensed in audiology, industrial hygiene, occupational health nursing, otolaryngology, occupational medicine, noise-control engineering or safety, and have demonstrated expertise in hearing loss prevention.

To become a certified CD, you must satisfy CAOHC's professional criteria, including completion of an 8-hour CAOHC CD Workshop. Certified CDs maintain their professional credentials throughout a 5-year certification period. Refer to the ABOUT section for details on how to become certified as a CD.

Where do I find a course?

CAOHC Course Director training is typically done two-three times per year. To view scheduled training dates and locations, check the CAOHC Course Director Training page. Training dates and locations will be added to the Course Director Training page throughout the year.

How do I get a copy of my CD Certificate after I complete the training?

You may download and print a copy of your CD certificate from the CAOHC website. Please note that you must be logged into your account to download your certificate.


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